Omran Daqneesh, the 5-year-old Syrian boy who witnessed his brother's fatal injuries in an air strike in Aleppo last month, touched the world in a striking photo that had been published.
A 6-year-old boy, Alex, from Scarsdale, New York was also moved by the image and has offered Daqneesh his home and a new family, including a new big brother, Alex.
"Alex told me that he wanted Omran to come live with him and hisfamily," President Obama shared on Facebook. "He wanted to share his bike, and teach him how to ride. He said his little sister would collect butterflies for him. 'We can all play together,'he wrote. 'We will give him a family and he will be our brother.'"
Obama was so moved by Alex’s offer that he read the letter during theU.N. summit on refugees earlier this week.
"The humanity that a young child can display, who hasn’t learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful of other people because of where they’re from, or how they look, or how they pray, and who just understands the notion of treating somebody that is like him with compassion, with kindness — we can all learn from Alex," Obama said.
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